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Re: restoring to factory settings
Have you go intouch with the people who sold you the desktop pc if they could send you a recovery cd with everything on it if they won't then the best thing is to get a new copy of windows and download all drivers for unit and doit that way this is the only way I can think of or take in to a computer repair shop and tell them what you need and they will do this for you at a price.
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I am no computer expert whiz-kid but I think it is almost impossible to restore the factory settings once a computer has been in service for a time as every time it is used it gathers rubbish - temporary files, cookies, empty folders and things that constantly go on behind the scenes. There are also extra programmes, software and documents that gather in all sorts of places, each slightly affecting how the computer works and responds and virtually impossible to get rid of and if you do get rid of some of them there is often a driver missing from either the operating system or one of the accessories.
The only way to get it back to the way it was when new would be to format the hard drive and reload the operating system.
Step 1: Restoring your Windows 7 Gateway computer to its original factory settings is a great way to get rid of pesky viruses you can't seem to remove from your computer, or simply to remove old programs and files from your computer and start with a clean slate. Your Windows 7 Gateway computer will likely run faster as a result of deleting old and unnecessary files. It's also a good idea to restore your Windows 7 Gateway computer to its original factory settings if you plan on selling it, or passing it along to a family member or friend.
Recover From Windows 7 Home Screen Click the "Start" icon in the lower-left corner of your Windows 7 home screen. Click "All Programs" in the Start menu, then click "Gateway". Click "Gateway Recovery Management" to open the Gateway Recovery Management program. Click the "Restore" header, then click "Restore System To Factory Default". Click "Yes" in the "Confirm Restoration" dialog box, then click "Yes". Click "OK" in the dialog box warning you that all of the personal data on your computer will be deleted. Your computer will automatically restart. When your computer restarts the restoration process will begin. The process could take anywhere between 30 and 90 minutes. Click "OK" when a dialog appears telling you that the computer has been restored to its original factory settings and that you need to reboot your Gateway Windows 7 computer. Your computer will reboot. After the computer restarts you will need to configure Windows 7 with your personal preferences. b> Recover at Startup Turn on or restart your computer and hold down "Alt" while clicking "F10" during startup until you are redirected to the Gateway Recovery Management program. Click "Restore System From Factory Default". Click "Next" to begin the restoration process. The process could take anywhere between 30 and 90 minutes.
You will need to use the recovery discs that came with the computer and boot from the disc and it will give you the option to restore to factory defaults. If you dont have the discs you will need to contact Acer to get a copy.
you need to use the recovery disc that came with laptop back up all important files first to either external hard drive or usb drive then restart computer press F12 on your computer put recovery cd in dvd drive then select boot from cd in the list that comes up when you press F12 when disc loads choose factory restore option.if you haven't got the recovery cd then you need to get your hands on a copy of windows some good deals on ebay at moment
Keep hitting Alt and F10 keys together when it is first booting to get to the restore routine. This can be tricky so give it a few tries. If the restore partition was deleted this won't work and you would need to reinstall from discs to go back to a fresh install.
If you want to restore your computer to factory settings, and you dont mind losing your files, you will need to get the cd recovery disc, put it in the cd-rom drive and reboot your computer. it will start the process from there.
beware, it will erase everything that currently is on there and when finished bring the computer to the original factory settings.